CHICAGO (WXYZ) - The Wolverines are interested in looking in the future rather than the past.
Last season, the team got off to a great start after winning five straight games. From there the season took a tailspin and the team lost to Kansas State at the Buffalo Wild Wings bowl.
Today, head coach Brady Hoke spoke at Big Ten media day in Chicago.
It is clear the team is trying get back to their winning ways by firing offensive coordinator Al Borges earlier this year after two sub-par seasons. The team brought in ex-Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.
“Do we want to win, do we want to compete? No question. Some of the of the proudest moments I’ve had at Michigan have not been on the field, said Hoke on pressure of winning games.
Hoke is not the only person to hear about pressure of their job. Quarterback Devin Gardner also spoke to the media about how he felt about Hoke's job being on the line.
"Everybody’s going to say what they want to say, but my job is to make sure he’s not on the hot seat", Gardner said.
The team will open the season with a familiar opponent in Appalachian State on August 30. In 2007, the two teams played with Appalachian State coming out on top 34-32 in one of the biggest upsets in college football history.
Some notable games include their matchup with state rival Michigan State October 20 and Ohio State November 29. The team will also pay Notre Dame for their last annual matchup.